Lyndon B. Johnson Recording 6312.01; December 1963, Tape 1
Lyndon B. Johnson secret White House recording.
Source Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. Digital copy from the Miller Center of Public Affairs.Label / Recorded by White House
A digital copy of this White House recording has been provided by the Miller Center of Public Affairs. For more information on this and other recordings, visit the Miller Center's Scripps Library.
May 10, 2005
Saved by the ladies!
This tape has a lot of talk about Tax bills, defense bills and so on, and it wouldve gotten boring had it not been for three ladies on this tape. First we have newspaper Magnate Katherine Graham inviting Johnson to speak at the Newspaper editor's dinner in NY, just like Roosevelt and Kennedy (both which are in the archives), LBJ then takes the time to somewhat beat her senseless about the frustrations he's having on the job.
Ladybird Johnson pipes in one conversation to say hi to a fellow. She is also heard on some other tapes, and it's always nice to hear her voice.
But the most jarring conversation is when the President talks to Jackie O. Or Jackie Kennedy as she was still known. They just have a brief conversation, but she somewhat sounds like an airhead lol. She sounds sweet though.